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Lillipilly Hill
Lillypilly Hill cover.jpg
First British edition
Author Eleanor Spence
Cover artist Susan Einzig
Country Australia
Language English
Genre Children's fiction
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publication date
Media type Print
Pages 176 pp
ISBN 0192711660
Preceded by The Summer in Between 
Followed by The Green Laurel 

Lillipilly Hill (1960) is a novel for children by Australian author Eleanor Spence. It was commended for the Children's Book of the Year Award: Older Readers in 1961.

Story outline

The novel follows the story of Harriet Wilmot and her family who go to live in a house in the NSW town of Barley Creek at the end of the nineteenth-century. They had previously lived in London and had inherited the house from a relative.

Harriot is very accepting of the new country though the rest of her family struggles with the heat and isolation. The book is a coming of age story, not just for Harriet but for her brother Aidan and for the rest of the family as well.


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